Student Organizations

Iowa Students Psychology Association (ISPA)

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences supports an undergraduate student organization, formed in 1983, to advance the study of the science of psychology. ISPA has an office in room E2 SSH with information on careers and graduate study in psychology. All psychology majors are urged to become active in ISPA and attend the sponsored activities. ISPA programs have included evening discussions about graduate study in psychology, workshops on careers in psychology, and the annual research symposium held in the spring. 

Psi Chi

The University of Iowa chapter of Psi Chi, the national honorary society in psychology, was established in 1984. To be eligible for membership a student must:

  • Be a psychology major
  • Be at least a second semester sophomore
  • Complete at least 9 hours of psychology coursework
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a psychology major GPA of a 3.0

Students interested in joining Psi Chi should contact a Psychology advisor or visit the Psi Chi website for membership information.